Victoria Sea Surface Temperature

The sea surface temperature (SST) varies much more slowly than atmospheric temperatures due to the heat capacity of water. As such, the SSTs lag the atmospheric temperatures on a seasonal timescale by about 3 months. The lowest SSTs are usually observed in early Spring and the highest SSTs are observed in early Autumn.

In tropical regions, SSTs greater than 26°C are considered suitable for formation of tropical cyclones.

The data displayed in this map is the weekly average, centred on the date shown.

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Spring rain for the inland southeast

10:21 AEDT After a 2019 that couldn’t seem to rain even when the cloud was there, yet another rainfall event has affected the southern inland, bringing the heaviest October rain in a decade to parts of the Riverina and northeast Victoria.

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